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The demons of Athens : reports from the great devastation
The demons of Athens : reports from the great devastation
Karales, Vrasidas2014
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The narrator of the books starts a journey of discovery around the meaning of home, in a diary form, with a trip to Athens in the midst of the economic and social implosion of the country. He fuses fiction, reportage and autobiography in an attempt to illustrate the social collapse of Greece after 2009 and its subsequent lack of creative imagination. The book consists of brief snapshots based on episodes that take place in Athens, ranging from people eating rotten food in garbage bins, to contemporary political discussions at the Greek Parliament and the representation of the struggle of ordinary people to make their liviing. Demons of Athens belongs to the hybrid trans-generic literature which found its best expression in books such as Robert Byron's The Road to Oxiana, Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines and Jonathon Raban's Coasting.
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Sandringham Library ExpressComputers and Business330.9495 KARIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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